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CADD Fall Art Bus Tour Sept. 10


9:45 am – 2:30 pm

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas presents a CADD Early Fall Bus Tour on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9:45 am – 2:30 pm. CADD has been promoting the visual arts through unique programming since 2006 and the bus tours have been going strong since 2011. Bus Tour participants gain access to artist’s studios, galleries, private collections, art installations and other special venues! Buy a bus ticket today and join the fun!

Meet at Ro2 Art

at 9:45 and be the first to preview two new exhibitions. Gillian Bradshaw-Smith’s Finding Daphne, is long-anticipated first Dallas solo exhibition of new paintings and large scale textile collages by the Dallas-based artist who first gained notoriety in 1970s New York, garnering several important solo exhibitions and museum shows.  For Upstart Crow, Robin Ragin presents a new series of assemblages inspired by her mentor of 15 years, David McManaway – a contemplative farewell after his passing about the profound possibilities of objects left behind by others. At 10:30 the bus heads north to the private museum, The Warehouse

, for a tour with Caitlin Overton of their exhibition curated by Allan Schwartzman. Identity Revisited is an examination of personal and cultural notions of identity in contemporary art. International in scope and spanning many generations, this exhibition includes work that addresses history, gender, race, childhood, mortality, and memory. Identity Revisited draws works from The Rachofsky Collection, Amy and Vernon Faulconer, Dallas Museum of Art, Goss-Michael Collection, The Pinnell Collection, the Collection of Marguerite and Robert Hoffman, The Rose Collection, and Sharon and Michael Young.

Travel on in North Dallas to Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden

for a preview of David Gibson: Still Light, a survey exhibition celebrating their 26-year collaboration and two publications designed by award-winning Nazraeli Press, with an essay by John Rohrbach, Senior Curator of Photography at the Amon Carter Museum. Thirty years of works from silver gelatin to archival pigment prints show highlights of his career to date. Enjoy lunch on the terrace in the sculpture garden at Valley House. Move onward to the home of Debra Stevens and Scott Jackson to view their collection of contemporary Texas artists. Tour the dynamic contemporary architectural changes and the garden which designed by Robert Bellamy. A surprise last stop, weather permitting: David Gibson’s garden. You have seen his photographs, now you will see his private refuge in the heart of Dallas. After the bus returns toRo2 at 2:30, you will have another chance to preview their exhibitions. Next door at The MAC, Rachel Rogerson has agreed to give us a private tour of their new location and preview their upcoming exhibition Mud Campaign, by H Schenck.


Tickets are $75.00 per person. Seating is limited to the first 25 responders. To purchase tickets visit www.etix.com. Guests are provided with bus transportation, lunch, and refreshments. The guided portion of this tour is approximately four hours long. For more information about the September 10th bus tour, please contact Laura Green at 972-239-2441 or Jordan Roth at 214-803-9575.

9:45  am – Park and begin at Ro2 Art, 1501 S. Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75215
10:30 am – Bus leaves for the private museum, The Warehouse
12:05 pm – Bus leaves for Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden for Tour and lunch
1:15 pm – Bus leaves for tour of private collection #1
2:00 pm – Bus heads south for conclusion, brief stop at Artist David Gibson’s garden
2:30 pm – Bus returns to Ro2 Art gallery, where visitors will have a chance to visit The   MAC, next door to preview an upcoming exhibition.
Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) is a non-profit membership organization of galleries formed in 2006 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of contemporary art on all levels. Members are committed to represent the highest standards of contemporary art, while recognizing the importance of integrity and responsibility in working with artists, collectors, museum professionals, and the cultural community of Dallas.
Each year CADD offers a Scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. The Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a Fine Arts degree at an accredited university or art institute. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, equipment, travel, and/or supplies assisting the student in their academic endeavors. Proceeds from CADD events assists with the CADD Scholarship and CADD Educational Programs.

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NEW URBAN LANDSCAPE: ‘We Are All Homeless’ opens April 2nd

New Urban Landscape: We Are All Homeless


Opening reception Saturday, April 2, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
On view April 2 through April 23

1601 South Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75215
214.953.1212  http://the-mac.org/
Entrance at 1600 Gano St. Parking available on street.

As the first exhibition in the New Urban Landscape series, The MAC is proud to present We Are All Homeless by Dallas artist and SMU professor Willie Baronet in conjunction with a group show by members of The Stewpot Art Program, on view April 2 through April 23. The MAC, in its new location in the Cedars neighborhood south of downtown Dallas, is near many of the city’s community and homeless-outreach organizations, including The Stewpot, The Bridge, Vogel Alcove, and others. This exhibition sheds light on this topic, demonstrating how the arts provide an outlet for those in need and play a vital role in creating a dialogue between people. Guests at the opening reception will have the opportunity to participate in a performance by Baronet and meet the Stewpot artists on Saturday, April 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The MAC invites patrons to bring an art supply to donate to The Stewpot Art Program, including acrylic paints (please no oil paint), stretched canvas, drawing pads, or brushes.

Willie Baronet began collecting signs made by homeless individuals in 1993, and the project developed slowly as a labor of love, before materializing as We Are All Homeless. Now with more than 1,000 signs, the project is Baronet’s attempt to confront an often ignored and uncomfortable issue. Each sign tells the story of a conversation, a person, a struggle, and acknowledges something simple – humanity. We Are All Homeless has been exhibited nationally and featured on NPR, Al Jazeera America, the Huffington Post, and Upworthy. Baronet is currently a professor in Creative Advertising at Southern Methodist University and holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Dallas.

The Stewpot Art Program, established over 20 years ago, is a community outreach program serving the homeless and at-risk populations of Dallas. It is utilized by over 30 people looking for an environment to express and create through the medium of art. The program also provides opportunities for artists to exhibit and sell their work, validating the creative process. The members of the Stewpot Art Program are usually self-taught artists and create work in various styles, from drawings and paintings, to quilts and embroidery. The initiative was established by Dallas artist Pamela Nelson and is part of the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas in downtown.

The MAC has embarked on a new series of exhibitions, art talks, and site-specific projects revolving around the theme New Urban Landscape. Taking place from April through September 2016, programming will address the role of the arts in shaping the Cedars and the broader community of Dallas, striving to empower through the exchange of ideas, values, culture, and knowledge. Dallas and Fort Worth artists in the series include Willie Baronet, Christopher Blay, H. Schenck, Giovanni Valderas, and K. Yoland, who explore issues related to homelessness, displacement, gentrification, and immigration.


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The MAC: Weatherproof Membership Show opens Oct 17


10.17.15 | 3PM – MIDNIGHT
Our inaugural exhibition at The MAC’s new home in the Cedars calls on members to create artworks to be displayed in an outdoor space. For the first time we’re collaborating with Aurora, presented by AT&T Performing Arts Center. Aurora founders Shane Pennington and Joshua King will select a collection of works by Texas-based artists to be featured alongside those created by The MAC members, including installations by Jeff Gibbons and Gregory Ruppe, Letitia Huckaby, Jeremy McKane, and Emilio Muñiz. Together The MAC and Aurora will present a unique interactive exhibition and live music.
This event is for MAC Members and their guests and Aurora Wrap Party guests. To join us please become a member here: http://the-mac.org/join/membership/
Thanks to our sponsors: Aurora 2015, Texas Commission on the Arts, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Four Corners Brewery, and Arts+Culture Texas 
1601 S. Ervay St.
Dallas, TX 75215
Open for special events and by appointment only.
PO Box 600272
Dallas, TX 75360-0272

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Weatherproof, 21st Annual Membership Show & Aurora 2015 @ The MAC | Cedars


AURORA 2015 
On Saturday, October 17 from 3 p.m. to Midnight, The MAC will host its 21st Annual Membership Show, Weatherproof. This inaugural exhibition at The MAC’s new home in the Cedars calls on members to create artworks to be displayed in an outdoor space. This event will collaborate for the first time with Aurora, presented by AT&T Performing Arts Center. Aurora founders Shane Pennington and Joshua King will select a collection of works by Texas-based artists to be featured alongside those created by The MAC members, including installations by Angel Cabrales, Jeff Gibbons and Gregory Ruppe, Letitia Huckaby, and Jeremy McKane. Together The MAC and Aurora will present a unique interactive exhibition and live music.
Weatherproof kicks off at 3:30 with a lecture by The MAC’s architect Dan Shipley. Dan will give insights into his own practice as well as his plans for the new compound in the Cedars. There will be live performances by Dallas’ own Jamal Mohamed Big Band with special guest Alia and Austin’s Warren Hood Band. Food trucks will dish out refreshments throughout the evening.
For the first time, an invitation to attend the Annual Membership Show will be limited to members and their guests and Aurora Wrap Party guests. The Annual Membership Show is one of the cornerstones of the spirit and mission of The MAC, celebrating emerging and established artistic talent in Dallas and surrounding areas. The MAC is pleased to collaborate with Aurora on this exhibition and to extend the footprint of the high-profile event. Weatherproof will be displayed Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Aurora is a large-scale, immersive public art event held every two years, featuring artworks using light, video, sound, and performance across 68-acres of The Dallas Arts District. Friday, October 16 will be its fourth edition, and will include works from more than 76 local and international artists.
Weatherproof Aurora 2015
@ The MAC | Cedars
Saturday, October 17, 3 p.m.Midnight
1601 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Parking located on Gano Street
Admission: MAC members and their guests and Aurora Wrap Party guests; 1-year membership Artist $50; Student $30 (with valid ID). Members may bring two additional guests.

The MAC Mission
The MAC is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society by providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming.
The MAC is open for special events and by appointment as we undergo renovations at our new location.

Theme: Weatherproof 
All persons with memberships valid through October 2015 are eligible to submit artwork. Entrants must be or become members of The McKinney Avenue Contemporary at the time of submission. Membership applications and information about membership benefits can be acquired at www.the-mac.org. A One (1) Year Artist / Student Membership is $30.
Member Artist Submissions & Requirements
Each artist can submit only one artwork but could also participate in one collaborative work. We strongly encourage free-standing artworks due to limited wall space.
Please note: there is no access to electrical outlets – artworks with electrical components cannot be accommodated.
×        Visual Art: wall-mounted art cannot exceed 2 pounds and 2 feet in any dimension and must be ready to install on date of delivery. Free-standing art cannot exceed 100 pounds and 5 feet in any dimension.
  • o    For free-standing artworks: if you are able to position the artwork yourself without the assistance of MAC staff there is no weight limit.
×        Performance Art / Literary Readings: Performance Art and Literary Readings will be presented during the opening reception.
×        Collaborative Works: Please contact The MAC to obtain the criteria for participation and guidelines for collaborative works.
Submission Criteria
Work that does not comply with these requirements will not be accepted. The MAC will not refund membership fees to those that have not complied with the submission guidelines.
  1. 1.      All works must be labeled with the following information:
–        Artists first and last name
–        Title, media and date of work
–        Indication of top of image if necessary for visual art
  1. 2.      Free standing artwork should not exceed 5′ in any dimension
  2. 3.      Free standing work should not exceed 100lbs
  3. 4.      Artwork to be hung on walls should not exceed 2′ in any dimension
  4. 5.      Artwork to be hung on walls should not exceed 5lbs
  5. 6.      Wall-mounted work must be ready to hang
–        Wall-mounted works will be hung using zipties.
–        Please ensure there are two screw eyes or some other means to suspend zipties
  1. 7.      Include a caption sheet with your name, address and contact information at the top left of the page.
–        The caption sheet should include:
×        Title, Date, Dimensions, Medium
×        Brief captions or explanatory notes of work
×        Price if the work is for sale
Drop Off Dates & Deadline
Drop off dates are Saturday, October 10 from 11am – 5pm and Wednesday through Friday, October 13 – 16 from 11am to 3pm. All entries must be received no later than Friday, October 16 at 3:00pm. Please contact The MAC to set up an appointment to drop off your artwork if these dates/times conflict with your schedule. Out of town artists are welcomed to ship their artwork to The MAC before October 15. Please include paid return shipment or make alternative arrangements for the return of your artwork. If shipped deliver to PO Box 600272, Dallas, TX 75360
Notification and Return of Work
The MAC will provide a time and date after the closing of the exhibition for all works to be collected. The MAC requests that artists who sell their work as a result of the show to arrange separately for the delivery of the work to the buyer. You are responsible for picking up or arranging pick up of your artwork after the membership show.
The dates and times that the MAC will be open for art pick-up are:
Saturday, October 24 through Monday, October 26 from 11am to 5 p.m. 
Please contact The MAC to set up an appointment to drop off your artwork if these dates/times conflict with your schedule. Due to limited storage space, if your artwork remains after October 27th the MAC is not liable for loss or damage to your work.
The MAC is not responsible for the loss or damage of works while in transit or while on display at The MAC. The MAC reserves the right to reproduce images of artwork in the 2015 Membership Show on The MAC website and in any Membership Show advertising or collateral associated with the exhibition.
Submission of work to the exhibit indicates acceptance of conditions stated above.
The MAC | PO Box 600272 | Dallas, TX 75360-0272

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